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GIFTED HANDS: The Fine Art of Craft

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GIFTED HANDS: The Fine Art of Craft
Curated by: Kyla Porter Tynes

1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575
October 10th, 2010 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Artist talk
WEBSITE:  
http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/arts/hearst-ar...
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
East Bay
EMAIL:  
hdonner@stmarys-ca.edu
PHONE:  
(925) 631-4379
OPEN HOURS:  
Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m to 4:30 p.m. (during exhibitions)
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
Saint Mary's College of California
TAGS:  
raku mixed-media installation, turned-wood bowls, quilts, textiles, hand-felting, pottery, furniture, Blown Glass, wearable art, handcrafted sculpture
COST:  
Exhibition admission $4 adults, K-12 graders free; Events free

DESCRIPTION

Opening Sunday, Oct. 10 through Sunday, December 12, Gifted Hands: the Fine Art of Craft, features 90 objects by 15 contemporary San Francisco Bay Area artists.

Textiles, fiber, metal, precious and semi-precious stones, minerals, clay, wood, fallen logs, are trnasformed  into extraordinary works of art:  furniture, wearable art, jewelry, pottery, quilts, turned wooden bowls, blown and fused glass sculpures, and fabric, wood, and metal sculpture. 

Curator Kyla Porter Tynes has selected stunning objects that each allows us to witness a master hand at work.   “I chose widely admired artists whose methods respect the integrity of the materials yet transform them with ingenuity, skill and crativity,” says Porter Tynes. 

Opening Events:

Panel Discussion: 4 p.m., Oct. 10, Claeys Lounge, Soda Center.   Panels Artists: Garry Knox Bennett, furniture; Janet Lipkin, fiber pieces and wearable art; and Freddy Moran, textiles and quilts.  Moderated by Julie Muniz, curator of Decorative Arts and Craft at the Oakland Museum of California.

Demonstration: Immediately following the panel discussion, 5- 6 p.m.                                                   Ceramic sculptor Erin McGuiness will demonstrate her modern take on the ancient art of ceramic coiling.  Studio One.


Reception with the artists: 5 p.m.- 6:30  p.m. in the Hearst Art Gallery Patio.

Admission free to panel discussion, demonstration and reception. Exhibition $4 adults; K - 12 graders free.

On View in the Keith Room: 19th c. Western landscape paintings by William Keith and French Post-Impressionist paintings by Emil Bernard.